Google continues to work hard on the Messages application with features such as text content suggestions, dark mode, RCS support and web interface. Thanks to them, it is not only the most downloaded messaging app in the Play Store, but also among the top 25 communication software in the Play Store.
The app currently has over 500 million downloads. An important detail here is to consider that the Messages app is not one of the Google Services. This means that this application is used on most devices by downloading it from the Play Store. Only Pixel and Android One-based devices come with the Calendar and Messages app installed.
From here, we can say that many users prefer Google’s Messages application instead of the default messaging applications.